"Cities are more than a place to live and work; they're a concentration of people, capital, ideas, art," explains Jascha
A typical hackathon* has 20 percent female participants. This month in Gaza, AngelHack held one of their 20 global Lady Problems
Here are some tips that I wish I had learned before going to my first hackathon, and some things about hackathons that I wish were done differently.
We Hack Too is a virtual hackathon by Microsoft, the B-Stem Project, and Kelly OCG. During these 48 hours, young girls and women create solutions that build and empower local and/or global communities, and then pitch ideas to industry professionals.
Teams that function as task forces focused on a particular issue can function even more effectively when given the jumpstart
It's not every day one sees a fully-functional smart city, given crumbling urban infrastructure in many countries, so a visit to a metropolitan area that runs well and serves its residents efficiently is a delightful sight for sore eyes.
Finally, comparing the hackathon teams with winners of the high-impact, high context and high design INDEX: Award 2015, revealed
Whether it's your first or your fifteenth, each hackathon is a different, energy-draining, caffeine-consuming beast. After being on both sides of hackathons, here are four tips to unleash the badass in you at your first hackathon.
It is these two groups that an organisation called DiploHack has thrown together to solve real problems - like corrupt government, sexual violence or the use of internationally prohibited weapons.
Comparing risk-reduction, design-a-thons produce less risky ventures than one week workshops, although more risky ventures
Marnie's Wish list: #1 Personal wish: I've got an 11-year-old. I just hope the world, you know, is a place she can navigate
As mobile technology continues to advance at a rapid pace, it has had a profound impact on even the most complex industries. One such industry is beginning to harness the power of mobile apps: healthcare.
I'm hopeful that the next generation of technology leaders will course-correct; focusing their considerable brainpower on tackling the world's most complex social and environmental challenges with correspondingly complex innovations.
Something is happening in San Francisco. Perhaps someday we will look back and call it an epicenter of the 21st century.
In the old factory district of Helsinki, Finland, in a 4,000-square-foot electric power plant known simply as Kattilahalli ("boiler hall"), more than 500 developers and creatives gathered for the largest hackathon ever held in the Nordics.
Over the past decade, the aftermath of military combat in Iraq and Afghanistan has seen an increase in the number of veteran amputees. Female veterans face additional challenges as standard prosthetics tend to be ill suited for their bodies, which are naturally narrower at the shoulder and wider at the hips.
I decided to take part in a hackathon recently to see what was causing all the buzz in the business world. I also developed a primer for hackathon neophytes, along with reasons why you should give this latest problem-solving methodology a try.
I stared the future in the face, and only because I was willing to feel incompetent. I was willing not to be the smartest person in the room. I was willing to learn.